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Monday, 14 December 2015

keys, typewriters, a teddy and a sock (or two)

Another busy weekend but I guess that`s just the way it is, two weeks before Christmas - squeeee, can`t believe it`s almost here again! Also, no idea where 2015 has gone...
From Friday, the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection, Issue 257 is available in the UK shops and in this one, there are several cards I stitched - or, to be precise, two cards and a keyfob, all three by designer Durene Jones.




One of the highlights of 2015 is definitely the friendship/penpalship I struck up with Durene. After years of stitching many of her designs, we started to write to each other on Facebook, after I messaged her for some advice on the above typewriter chart. First I was a bit starstruck, but it soon became obvious what a friendly and helpful person she is - as stitchers all over the world usually are. Plus, not only is she a talented designer, she`s also a keen crocheter AND she`s funny and quirky... basically, everything you`d expect if you`re familiar with her artwork. :)
So here are the fruits of our joint efforts, as they appeared in the magazine:



I`ve had quite a productive weekend: I made a little Christmas ornament for my mother-in-law - it`s a little teddy in a Santa hat, which I backed with red felt, and while I was looking for some festive ribbon, I came across this tiny bell that was on one of G`s chocolate Santas, so I recycled it (Santa`s belt, not the chocolate. Alas, that is long gone).


Finally, by Sunday night I finished the pair to my first-ever sock - which btw had taken me almost half a year to complete (on and off, obviously) and I`m quite chuffed that the second one took considerably less time: I only started it three or four days ago. :)
Before I show you #1 sock and then both of them on my shapely feet, I`d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and, just in case I don`t post before then, a Happy New Year as well - I hope 2016 will bring all of us plenty more stitching! :)






6 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, Laura! May it be so (regarding stitching)! Oh, and your work is beautiful, as usual - both the stitching and the knitting. The socks came out looking very warm and cozy.
    Katya

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes, they are very warm and fit perfectly - I`m still amazed by that, I usually don`t knit garments that fit, apart from scarves. Merry Christmas, Katya, letter`s on its way! :D

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  2. OMG! Everything is very beautiful. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Violka and I hope you`ll have a wonderful Christmas in Poland! :)

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  3. A Very Merry Christmas and and a creative 2016, Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

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